Under the Spell of the Magic Mint

September 6, 2007

Informative piece of lecture in Gentleman’s Quarterly from author Christopher Ketcham about the drastic change of image Salvia has undergone over the last years: from an obscure plant into the category of dangerous drugs.

In Mexican Oaxaca, Kecham confonts traditional Salvia users with the ‘misuse’ of the plant by teenagers in the western world. His personal search for a reliable curandera illustrates the vulnerability of the traditional Mazatec Salvia ceremony.

Read al about it on MAPS: Under the Spell of the MagicMint